Mean Girls

Release Date: April 19th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert

Director: Mark Waters

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: M.G. Films (US), Broadway Video, Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Results in an edgy comedy, where laughs stem at times from uncomfortable situations. In other words, Mean Girls lives up to its title. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The plot is flimsy, but director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday) trusts Fey's tart dialogue to carry the day. Wise man. Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Mean Girls dissects high school society with a lot of observant detail, which seems surprisingly well-informed. The screenplay by "Saturday Night Live's" Tina Fey is both a comic and a sociological achievement. show more

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